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    Description

    Alberto Vargas (American, 1896-1982)
    Broadway Showgirl, 1928
    Watercolor and pencil on board
    24.25 x 18.5 in. (sight)
    Signed and dated lower left

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Estate of the above;
    San Francisco Art Exchange, 1985;
    Private collection, acquired from the above.

    This illustration was reproduced on page 19 in Vargas by Alberto Vargas and Reid Austin, 1978 as well as on page 27 in Vargas by Benedikt Taschen, 1990.

    750 numbered Lithographs created from this original were printed and sold by the Vargas Estate in the 1980's.

    A certificate of authenticity from the San Francisco Art Exchange accompanies this lot.




    Condition Report*: Light overall paper discoloration; thin inconsistent horizontal lines of discoloration in lower portion of work, most notably running through figure's belly button; a thin vertical approx. 1 inch line of discoloration near center left edge; signature is possibly  strengthened with ink - pencil signature partially visible beneath; framed and matted to 36 x 29.75 inches.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2018
    12th Friday
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